- Stress fractures
- Solutions towards better treatment and patient reported outcome measures
C.N. van Dijk
- Award date
- 15 December 2017
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
Stress fractures are severe injuries, with sometimes long healing times. Therefore, especially so called “high risk stress fractures” of the lower leg do have (sports-)career ending potential.
In research the focus is tending to turn more and more to the outcome of treatment reported by the patient himself. The number of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PRROMs) are growing, also for the lower leg, as is the use of these PROMs in clinical practice and research. But how do we measure and how do and can we use this information?
The aim of this thesis was threefold. The first was to find treatment solutions for stress fractures of the lower leg, to improve (patient- reported) outcomes after treatment. The second aim was to improve interpretation of patient-reported outcome measures, with subsequently as third aim, to improve the use of patient reported outcome measures for foot and ankle problems.
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